| Dec 8, 2013
| 3:32 PM
Perhaps no junior tennis player is as aptly named than Ulises Blanch.
Although uncertain of any significance behind his parents' selection of his first name, Blanch is a fan of the god Ulysses, the Latinized version of Odysseus, whose extensive...
| Dec 2, 2013
| 4:47 PM
SAO PAULO, Brazil — The 1971 Volkswagen bus, painted in the green, yellow and white of Brazil's flag, picked a good place to break down.
Emilio Zagaia and Felipe Luis da Costa had just arrived in the small Guatemalan city of Coban. They were two...
| Nov 25, 2013
| 6:13 AM
LA PAZ — La aerolínea estatal Boliviana de Aviación (BOA) ofrecerá en diciembre vuelos desde las ciudades de La Paz (oeste) y Santa Cruz (este) hacia el salar de Uyuni, el principal destino turístico de Bolivia situado en la región andina de...
| Jan 23, 2005
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Anguilla: Anguilla Tourist...
| Aug 23, 2013
| 10:25 AM
LA PAZ, Bolivia -- At least 15 inmates were killed, many in a fire, early Friday in a battle among inmates for control of part of an overcrowded maximum-security prison in Bolivia's eastern lowlands, the national police chief said.
Chief Alberto Aracena...
| Sep 3, 2013
| 3:14 PM
Americans know different European countries specialize in different foods — pasta from Italy, sausages from Germany, sauces from France, fish and chips from Great Britain.
The same is true of countries in Central America and South America, said...
| Aug 15, 2013
| 12:34 PM
Carmelo Flores Laura, a Bolivian cattle and sheep herder, was born in 1890 -- 123 years ago -- according to Bolivian public records. That's a year before the invention of the rotary-dial telephone and two years before the first Ferris wheel spun at the...
| Aug 13, 2013
| 11:14 AM
A 28-year-old Florida man fatally shot his estranged wife and their 5-year-old daughter this morning in his wife's Little Village home before turning the gun on himself, authorities and relatives said.
The gunman, who according to records lives in...
| Dec 4, 2007
It took decades for the Los Angeles Times to come to its current position on marijuana, supporting its medical use and advocating lenient enforcement and penalties for small-scale possession. Barring a 1914 editorial suggesting the legalization of opium...
| Jun 27, 2013
| 8:55 AM
QUITO, Ecuador -- Ecuador on Thursday announced it was withdrawing from a 2-decade-old trade pact with the United States, saying the agreement left the South American nation vulnerable to “blackmail” as U.S. officials seek the return of...
| Aug 7, 2013
| 6:31 PM
A Roman Catholic priest who was convicted of sexually assaulting an 8-year-old west suburban boy has been deported to his native Bolivia, federal immigration authorities said Wednesday.
Alejandro Flores, accompanied by two immigration agents on a...